Oct
1
to Apr 2

INVEST IN OUR FUTURE! CORA IS BUILDING IT’S FIRST LONG TERM HOME!

In July 2018, Cora Dance relocated to its first ever long-term facility at 358 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, after exponential growth in enrollment in the previous year.

With a 10-20 year lease, the new space ensures that we will be in Red Hook for many years to come. To support our new growth, Cora launched a 5 YEAR GROWTH PLAN to acquire NEW support to expand artistic programming, streamline our services, better support our employees and renovate this new, larger facility!

CORA CURRENTLY SERVES OVER 400 KIDS AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER TO KEEP OUR PROGRAMS ALIVE IN OUR NEW HOME!

HELP CORA RAISE $500,000 BY 2023 in support our our ongoing renovations and 5 Year Growth Plan Goals! Give at www.coradance.org. To find out more on how to get involved, email Development & Operations Manager, Heidi Morgan at hmorgan@coradance.org.

 

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gifts: SHANNON HUMMEL/CORA DANCE'S 2019 NYC SEASON PREMIER
Jan
22
to Jan 26

gifts: SHANNON HUMMEL/CORA DANCE'S 2019 NYC SEASON PREMIER

gifts

by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
Tuesday – Friday, January 22-26 @ 8pm

Tickets: $30*

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gifts is the latest site-based work by choreographer Shannon Hummel. In the 20th anniversary season of her company Cora Dance, Hummel pushes the limits of confinement and imagination, sequestering dancers and audience in an intensely isolated location – undisclosed until performance – to paint a harsh world where value is defined by circumstance. gifts calls into question whether persistent belief in future rewards is worth pushing through and dismissing the accessible pleasures of the present moment. A journey of textures, tastes, sounds, smells, and images – real and imagined – gifts is a frank look at a world absent of sensuality whose possibilities for rejuvenation are available only in the imagination.


gifts features choreography and direction by Cora Dance Artistic Director Shannon Hummel in collaboration with Cora Dance company members Katie Dean and Kelsey Kramer, original score by composer Hans Bilger, scenic consultation by Andromache Chalfant, scenic design and construction by Scott Pfaffman, lighting design by Severn Clay-Youman, costume design and construction by Maria Kofman. Project Manager and Company Assistant, Nicole Assanti.

Location: Performances take place in the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Purchasers will receive specific instructions via email prior to the performance date to provide venue location and instructions.**

*A limited number of $15 discounted tickets are available upon request. Those requiring a discount to attend, email Project Manager, Nicole Assanti at nassanti@coradance.org to request the code or call 718-858-2520. $30 full price ticket holders receive FREE admission to the Gifts Post-Performance Dance Party Bash at THE NEST, 610 Smith St #J, Brooklyn, NY 11231 on Saturday, January 26, 10pm-1am (or beyond if the grooves won’t stop!). Tunes spun by Snicklefritz (DJ for Burning Man). FREE for those with $30 tickets. $20 at the door for all others.


**TRIGGER AND SAFETY NOTICE: Those uncomfortable in confined spaces are advised that gifts takes place in a small, enclosed space that may cause discomfort or anxiety for some viewers. Audience will be able to exit at any point if necessary. In addition, the venue is not ADA accessible and climbing a flight of stairs is required to view the work. Those wishing to attend who have concerns about the environment or its accessibility, please contact Project Manager, Nicole Assanti at nassanti@coradance.org and Cora will do its best to make accommodations. Cora is planning performances at a future date in a more traditional performance venue that is ADA accessible to accommodate those unable to attend due to these restrictions.

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Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Cora Dance WINTER BRUNCH

WINTER BRUNCH

Saturday, February 9, 2019

11am-2pm @ CORA DANCE, 368 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Admission: FREE

RSVP to Development & Operations Manager, hmorgan@coradance.org

Cora’s annual Winter Brunch provides current and potential supporters of Cora an opportunity to meet the artists, staff and faculty, hear about our work, and learn how to get involved as donors, sponsors, board members and volunteers! Enjoy an award-winning brunch and live performances by professional and YCP/Youth Company Program performers while hearing what’s in store for Cora’s future!

 

 

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Mar
1
to Jun 20

YCP SPRING TOUR

YCP/YOUTH COMPANY PROGRAMS SPRING TOUR

March 1-June 30, 2019

Check www.coradance.org for ongoing events, times and details.

Chosen by open audition, Cora’s YCP/Youth Company Programs include three performing ensembles: JCYC/Junior Cora Youth Company (age 9-13), CYC/Cora Youth Company (age 11-17); and Cora Dance Apprentice Company, a select group performing professionally with Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance. YCPs provide intensive company experience to serious young dancers who perform each spring at local festivals, community events, and formal concerts and through THE CROSSROADS PROJECT, tour out of state! YCPs will appear this year in RICHMOND DANCE FESTIVAL’S NEXT GENERATION CONCERT at Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond VA, May 4, 2019! Check our website for current listings. Don’t miss seeing these talented dancers in action!

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

7TH ANNUAL RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM

7TH ANNUAL RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM

Saturday, June 1, 2019

7PM-MIDNIGHT @ SOUTH BROOKLYN COMMUNITY HS, 173 Conover Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Admission: PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN online at coradance.org or at the door.

($100 suggested, $5 minimum). Advance purchase strongly encouraged.

WE ID! ALL AGES WELCOME. THOSE 16 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Cora presents its beloved, RETRO high-school-prom-themed, kick-ass dance party: THE RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM. Whether you want to relive it all or need a total re-do PROM is the place to make it happen! With photo booth by MVS Studios; an incredible silent auction; live performances by Cora’s professional and youth companies; and throwback 70s, 80s, and 90s hits spun by DJ Robert Lux, this event will rock you like it’s 1999!  Proceeds support the scholarship fund of Cora Dance.

 

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2019 CORA STUDENT & YOUTH COMPANY CONCERT
Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

2019 CORA STUDENT & YOUTH COMPANY CONCERT

CORA STUDENT & YOUTH COMPANY CONCERT

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2PM & 6:30PM, Location TBD

Admission: PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ($5 suggested)

Cora’s Student & Youth Company Concert features 100+ students ages 5 to adult from our pay-what-you-can school. Featuring work by faculty and guest artists, inspiring young dancers from Cora’s Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Tap and YCP/Youth Company Programs share their progress this community celebration for the entire family! Proceeds support the scholarship fund of Cora Dance. (2018-2019 CLASS REGISTRATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 3, 2019. VISIT WWW.CORADANCE.ORG FOR DETAILS.)

 

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20 YEARS OF CORA: GALA & RETROSPECTIVE
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

20 YEARS OF CORA: GALA & RETROSPECTIVE

20 YEARS OF CORA: A GALA RETROSPECTIVE

Saturday, September 22, 2018

7pm @ ATELIER ROQUETTE, 63 Commerce Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Admission: $100 per person

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3567899

Cora Dance inaugurates its first formal Gala with a special retrospective highlighting 20 years of Founding Artistic Director, Shannon Hummel’s choreography with the company. With cuisine and cocktails by chef Monica Byrne of Atelier Roquette, this evening of intimate elegance and artistic celebration features works spanning from 1998 to a sneak-peek of the upcoming 2019 NYC Premier, GIFTS. Generously produced by In-Kind Event Producers, Atelier Roquette.

Photo credit: Anja Hitzenberger

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OPENING RIBBON CUTTING & COMMUNITY GATHERING
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

OPENING RIBBON CUTTING & COMMUNITY GATHERING

OPENING RIBBON CUTTING & COMMUNITY GATHERING

6:00 PM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 2018

A celebratory ribbon cutting at 358 Van Brunt Street kicks off the opening of our new home! Come join us for a chance to meet the Cora family, register for classes and see our beautiful new facility.

The ribbon cutting will be followed by a fun, festive Community Gathering beginning at 7pm at Atelier Roquette at 63 Commerce St, Red Hook, Brooklyn, to give the friends of Cora - past, present and future - a chance to have a cocktail, share stories and celebrate in good company as Cora kicks off the season in our new home!!

Admission is FREE to both the ribbon cutting and community gathering. Donations will be happily accepted at the door.

Generously produced by In-Kind Event Producers, Atelier Roquette.

 

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CORA DANCE GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!
Sep
21
to Sep 22

CORA DANCE GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!

CORA DANCE GRAND OPENING WEEKEND!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

This weekend is a big one for Cora Dance as we cut the ribbon on our new home, open our doors to new families and old friends, and celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a Gala Retrospective of two decades of work by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance!

Don't miss it!

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Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

gifts: WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS

gifts: WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS
SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 11AM, 2:30PM & 5PM
@ Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 West 15th St Richmond, VA
FREE tickets at dogtowndancetheatre.org

gifts: WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS

as part of Dogtown’s 4th Annual National Dance Day Celebration

Saturday, July 28, 2018

11:00AM, 2:30PM and 5:00PM @ DOGTOWN DANCE THEATRE, 109 West 15th Street in Richmond, VA

FREE tickets available at www.dogtowndancetheatre.org.

Through Dogtown’s Summer Collaborative Series Residency (July 22-28), Dogtown brings choreography by Shannon Hummel (2018 RVA Dance Collective Guest Artist) in collaboration with Cora performers Katie Dean (2009 VCU grad) and Kelsey Kramer (Richmond native) to Richmond audiences in preparation for the work’s 2019 NYC Premier. The New York Times calls Hummel’s work, “a rare gem"... "choreography as vivid and true as a Eudora Welty story. You can feel the quiet tearing of a heart that might be your own.” gifts showings and all National Dance Day events are FREE!

 

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CORA OFFICES CLOSED IN JULY... BUT STAY IN TOUCH!
Jul
1
to Jul 31

CORA OFFICES CLOSED IN JULY... BUT STAY IN TOUCH!

CORA DOES NOT HAVE REGULAR OFFICE HOURS IN JULY!

But if you have questions about how to get involved with our move,
please call 718-858-2520 or email hmorgan@coradance.org 
to reach us if you wish to connect!

Regular info will be posted on our website throughout the month at www.coradance.org

Office hours beginning August 1: Monday – Friday: 12PM - 5PM.

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